A Mothers Day Celebration

Literally Life partnered this week with Crate and Barrel, to create a Mothers day afternoon filled with decadent drinks, blissful bites and tempting treats. Chloe and Lily were all giggles and smiles to be able help plan, make and share in the celebration. They had grandma and the ladies from St Marks day school in Barrington all ready to receive the royal treatment.

Here are a few sneak peeks into the savories and drinks. Check back for part 2, including an amazing tower named Mummy’s Indulgence.  For the rest of part 1 and the recipes take a look at my feature on the Crate and Barrel blog.


To toast our ladies, we started the afternoon with with something sparkly using and array of gorgeous glasses.

  • Prosecco with lemon rind swirls and lemon rubbed rims
  • Prosecco with raspberries and rosemary springs
  • Blackberry, elderflower mint juleps



Our little ones were tickled pink with their kiddie cocktails.

  • Key lime soda with frozen flower ice
  • Sparkling candy and cucumber punch
  • Blackberry frozen fizz


I always feel a little boost with an energizing or refreshing shot helps cleanse the day and palette. The ladies really enjoyed these and were eager to try the recipes at home themselves.




A great way to be creative and bring your table to life is to use food as part of the decor. We literally polished up our counter and used it as a serving space. Chloe and Lily were delighted to help prepare this gorgeous ‘I love Mom’ bunting sandwich banner. Using flower cutters and a rainbow of veggie decorations they really had fun and a few nibbles along the way.

  • Ricotta with lemon and black pepper
  • Cajun crab pate with lime
  • Pastrami and horseradish

Adding to the savory display were :-

  • Tomato, mozzarella and basil bites
  • Goats cheese, pecan and pear / Stilton, pear and walnut phyllo cups
  • Cajun crab and shrimp dip with crudités


To finish the table, Chloe and Lily made these adorable little planters. They painted the outside in our color scheme and then filled each with ground chocolate graham cracker. When you make these you will need to plan for a little extra as this soil is far too tempting!! The girls then attached a heart marshmallow to a cocktail stick and planted within the soil. Finishing with a chalkboard sign to describe each treat. CBMDNikkiBaxendale-0096edit

Check back for part 2, filled with delicious desserts !!

For more about this feature and to try some of the recipes take a look at my feature on the Crate and Barrel blog.

Enjoy celebrating your special ladies with a little excentricity from Literally Life!

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